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Poster: Executive Date: Mar 17, 2008 9:17am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: I just did some research and discovered the following...

There are lots of episodes of "It's About Time" on GUBA.com Not sure if links are allowed here.

The premise of this sitcom is ridiculous: Astronauts are catapulted back in time to the stone age, and they have to wheel and deal with cavemen to survive and also try to figure out how to get back to the present! All of the characters -- both moderrn and primitive were inept. Gilligan's Island actually made more sense.

In spite of talented comedians playing the cave people (Joe E. Ross and Imogene Coca), it was a torrible show though....and not worth checking out. Ross and Coca had had some great TV experience in earlier years, but this show was the low point of their long careers. It's About Time is one of the worst sitcoms from the 1960s or ANY other decade for that matter.

This post was modified by Executive on 2008-03-17 16:17:38

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Poster: jonc Date: Mar 17, 2008 9:53am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: I just did some research and discovered the following...

LOL. Yeah, I remember that. It ran during the same years as another time travel show, "Time Tunnel". That wasn't much better. I don't know if that was a coincidence or if there was a very popular time travel movie that they were trying to milk on.


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Poster: Executive Date: Mar 17, 2008 10:48pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: I just did some research and discovered the following...

The Time Tunnel actually wasn't bad in spite of its historical inaccuracies, although it was the least successful Irwin Allen sci-fi series. It ran the same season as It's About Time (1966-1967).

By the way, Sherwood Schwartz (who is 91 years old now) produced that caveman sitcom. Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch made him very rich and he has revived both in various forms over the years, but the old man was smart to keep It's About Time out of syndication. That didn't stop bootleg 16 mm film prints from circulating though, and 1/3 of the series is on GUBA.com

In my opinion, Schwartz' best sitcom is the more realistic "Harper Valley PTA" from the early 1980s. It only lasted 2 seasons. As with the 1978 feature film of the same name, both starred Barbara Eden.

This post was modified by Executive on 2008-03-18 05:45:32

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Poster: Robin_1990 Date: Mar 16, 2008 11:39pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: I just did some research and discovered the following...

Interesting. I'm amazed that such a huge flop had it's copyrights renewed, When many hits didn't.